Current Report Filing (8-k)

Date : 10/17/2018 @ 10:14PM
Source : Edgar (US Regulatory)
Stock : Growlife Inc. (QB) (PHOT)
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Current Report Filing (8-k)

 

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
 
Washington, D.C. 20549
_____________________________
 
FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
 
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
 
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
Date of Report:
 
(Date of earliest event reported)
 
October 15, 2018
____________________________
 
 
GROWLIFE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
 
Delaware
(State or other Jurisdiction of Incorporation or Organization)
 
000-50385
(Commission File Number)
 
90-0821083
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
 
5400 Carillon Point
Kirkland, WA 98033
(Address of Principal Executive Offices and zip code)
 
 
(866) 781-5559
(Registrant’s telephone   number, including area code)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
[  ]  Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
[  ]  Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
[  ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
[  ]  Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))
 

 
 
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
 
Emerging growth company [  ]
 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]
 
Item 5.02     Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.
 
Employment Agreement with Marco Hegyi
 
On October 15, 2018, the Board of Directors of GrowLife, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an Employment Agreement with Marco Hegyi pursuant to which the Company engaged Mr. Hegyi as its Chief Executive Officer through October 15, 2021. Mr. Hegyi’s previous Employment Agreement was set to expire on October 21, 2018.
 
Mr. Hegyi’s annual compensation is $275,000. Mr. Hegyi is also entitled to receive an annual bonus equal to four percent (4%) of the Company’s EBITDA for that year. The annual bonus shall be paid no later than 31 days following the end of each calendar year.
 
Mr. Hegyi received a Warrant to purchase up to 16,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company at an exercise price of $0.012 per share which vest immediately. In addition, Mr. Hegyi received two Warrants to purchase up to 16,000,000 shares of common stock of the Company at an exercise price of $0.012 per share which vest on October 15, 2019 and 2020, respectively. The Warrants are exercisable for 5 years.
 
Mr. Hegyi will be entitled to participate in all group employment benefits that are offered by the Company to the Company’s senior executives and management employees from time to time, subject to the terms and conditions of such benefit plans, including any eligibility requirements. In addition, the Company will purchase and maintain during the Term an insurance policy on Mr. Hegyi’s life in the amount of $2,000,000 payable to Mr. Hegyi’s named heirs or estate as the beneficiary.
 
If the Company terminates Mr. Hegyi’s employment at any time prior to the expiration of the Term without Cause, as defined in the Employment Agreement, or if Mr. Hegyi terminates his employment at any time for “Good Reason” or due to a “Disability”, Mr. Hegyi will be entitled to receive (i) his Base Salary amount through the end of the Term; and (ii) his Annual Bonus amount for each year during the remainder of the Term.  
 
 
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Employment Agreement with Mark Scott
 
On October 15, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with Mark Scott pursuant to which the Company engaged Mr. Scott as its Chief Financial Officer through October 15, 2021. Mr. Scott’s previous Agreement was cancelled.
 
Mr. Scott’s annual compensation is $165,000. Mr. Scott is also entitled to receive an annual bonus equal to two percent (2%) of the Company’s EBITDA for that year. The annual bonus shall be paid no later than 31 days following the end of each calendar year.
 
The Company’s Board of Directors granted Mr. Scott an option to purchase twenty million shares of the Company’s Common Stock under the Company’s 2017 Stock Incentive Plan at an exercise price of $0.012 per share. The Shares vest quarterly over three years. All options will have a five-year life and allow for a cashless exercise. The stock option grant is subject to the terms and conditions of the Company’s Stock Incentive Plan, including vesting requirements. In the event that Mr. Scott’s continuous status as employee to the Company is terminated by the Company without Cause or Mr. Scott terminates his employment with the Company for Good Reason as defined in the Scott Agreement, in either case upon or within twelve months after a Change in Control as defined in the Company’s Stock Incentive, then 100% of the total number of Shares shall immediately become vested.
 
Mr. Scott is entitled to participate in all group employment benefits that are offered by the Company to the Company’s senior executives and management employees from time to time, subject to the terms and conditions of such benefit plans, including any eligibility requirements. In addition, the Company is required purchase and maintain an insurance policy on Mr. Scott’s life in the amount of $2,000,000 payable to Mr. Scott’s named heirs or estate as the beneficiary. Finally, Mr. Scott is entitled to twenty days of vacation annually and also has certain insurance and travel employment benefits.
 
If the Company terminates Mr. Scott’s employment at any time prior to the expiration of the Term without Cause, as defined in the Employment Agreement, or if Mr. Scott terminates his employment at any time for “Good Reason” or due to a “Disability”, Mr. Scott will be entitled to receive (i) his Base Salary amount for ninety days; and (ii) his Annual Bonus amount for each year during the remainder of the Term.  
 
 
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Employment Agreement with Joseph Barnes
 
On October 15, 2018, the Compensation Committee of the Company entered into an Employment Agreement with Joseph Barnes pursuant to which the Company engaged Mr. Barnes as President of the GrowLife Hydroponics Company through October 15, 2021. Mr. Barnes’s previous Agreement was cancelled.
 
Mr. Barnes’s annual compensation is $165,000. Mr. Barnes is also entitled to receive an annual bonus equal to two percent (2%) of the Company’s EBITDA for that year. The annual bonus shall be paid no later than 31 days following the end of each calendar year.
 
The Company’s Board of Directors granted Mr. Barnes an option to purchase eighteen million shares of the Company’s Common Stock under the Company’s 2017 Stock Incentive Plan at an exercise price of $0.012 per share. The Shares vest quarterly over three years. All options will have a five-year life and allow for a cashless exercise. The stock option grant is subject to the terms and conditions of the Company’s Stock Incentive Plan, including vesting requirements.  In the event that Mr. Barnes’s continuous status as employee to the Company is terminated by the Company without Cause or Mr. Barnes terminates his employment with the Company for Good Reason as defined in the Barnes Agreement, in either case upon or within twelve months after a Change in Control as defined in the Company’s Stock Incentive, then 100% of the total number of Shares shall immediately become vested.
 
Mr. Barnes is entitled to participate in all group employment benefits that are offered by the Company to the Company’s senior executives and management employees from time to time, subject to the terms and conditions of such benefit plans, including any eligibility requirements. In addition, the Company is required purchase and maintain an insurance policy on Mr. Barnes’s life in the amount of $2,000,000 payable to Mr. Barnes’s named heirs or estate as the beneficiary. Finally, Mr. Barnes is entitled to twenty days of vacation annually and also has certain insurance and travel employment benefits.
 
If the Company terminates Mr. Barnes’s employment at any time prior to the expiration of the Term without Cause, as defined in the Employment Agreement, or if Mr. Barnes terminates his employment at any time for “Good Reason” or due to a “Disability”, Mr. Barnes will be entitled to receive (i) his Base Salary amount for ninety days; and (ii) his Annual Bonus amount for each year during the remainder of the Term.  
 
Other terms and conditions are included in and the foregoing descriptions are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the agreements, copies of which are attached to this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 5.1-5.3 and incorporated by reference into this Item 5.02.
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
(d)     Exhibits
 
Exhibits   
Description
Marco Hegyi Employment Agreement dated October 15, 2018.
Mark Scott Employment Agreement dated October 15, 2018.
Joseph Barnes Employment Agreement dated October 15, 2018.

 
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SIGNATURES
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
GROWLIFE, INC.
 
 
   
Date:  October 17, 2018
By: /s/ Marco Hegyi
 
Marco Hegyi
 
Chief Executive Officer
 
 
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